Mystery Foam from the Sea at Cleveleys (Video)

Strange News, WTF — By Dave on 2011/12/31 5:20 PM

Mystery Foam from the Sea at Cleveleys

A mysterious white foam-like substance has been blowing from the sea at town of Cleveleys near Blackpool, Lancashire, making driving conditions pretty hazardous.

Locals fear that the phenomenon is caused by pollutants, but environmental experts said no traces of polluting detergents were found in the water.

An Environment Agency spokesperson said:

“Early samples are not showing any trace of detergent so we think it could be the combination of decomposing algal matter churned with the tide and the westerly wind which is causing the foam.

“We know it happens occasionally and can disappear again quite quickly so we will be looking further into what triggers it.”

via The Daily What

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